[talk-ph] Fwd: [OSM-dev] New version of MapOSMatic, a city map rendering service

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 12:35:38 BST 2012


I finally tried the new mapsomatic and its great!  Printing the whole
Marikina in A0 made me very happy seeing my contributions. :)
Quezon City printed in A4 multi-page format is 154 pages!

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A better MapOSMatic has been released!
>
> You can use this online service to create poster/paper/book maps of
> your favorite areas. :-)
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at enix.org>
> Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 3:58 PM
> Subject: [OSM-dev] New version of MapOSMatic, a city map rendering service
> To: dev at openstreetmap.org
> Cc: contact at maposmatic.org
>
>
> Hello,
>
> In September 2009, we launched MapOSMatic (http://www.maposmatic.org),
> a free web service that allows to render city maps on-demand based on
> OpenStreetMap data. Those city maps, divided into squares, are
> associated with a street index, making the process of locating a street
> on the map easier.
>
> We are proud to announce today the launch of a new version of
> MapOSMatic, which is the result of significant development
> efforts. Amongst the new features:
>
>  * The rendering of poster maps is now done on large standard paper
>   formats (A3, A2, A1, etc.), automatically chosen depending on the
>   geographical size of the city, instead of arbitrarily-sized papers
>   that were hard to print. The end result is close to commercial
>   folded maps;
>
>  * The ability to render multi-page maps, where the map and street
>   index are split into several pages, for easier printing on regular
>   paper formats (A5, A4, US Letter). Those multi-page maps are
>   similar to commercial city booklets;
>
>  * The availability of several rendering styles. For now, we provide
>   the standard OpenStreetMap.org style, several styles provided by
>   MapQuest, and a custom style more suitable for printing. In the
>   future, we expect to extend those styles, or even to let users
>   provide their own styles. Do not hesitate to contact us about
>   custom styles;
>
>  * Improvements in the selection of cities: in the previous versions,
>   we were limited to OpenStreetMap areas of a certain administrative
>   level;
>
>  * And many, many other smaller features and improvements: quality of
>   the renderings, better user interface to render maps, last OSM
>   database update date printed on the map, etc.
>
> MapOSMatic is completely free software, distributed under the terms of
> the Affero General Public License v3. The project is available through
> Git repositories, has a mailing-list and an IRC channel. For details,
> see our About page (http://www.maposmatic.org/about), our wiki
> (http://wiki.maposmatic.org) and the Savannah project page
> (http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/maposmatic/).
>
> In addition to the launch of this new version, we are also starting a
> donation campaign. The project is completely developed and maintained
> by volunteers, but we need funding to cover hardware costs and
> transportations costs to organize the developer meetings during which
> MapOSMatic improvements are implemented (see our blog at
> http://news.maposmatic.org). If you appreciate MapOSMatic, do not
> hesitate to help us by donating with PayPal on
> http://www.maposmatic.org/donate.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Thomas Petazzoni
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